Virtual Reality Art at Venice Biennale

This year Venice Biennale will mark the launch of Khora Contemporary, a Virtual Reality (VR) production company created specifically for artists.

Major commissions by German artist, Christian Lemmerz, and from LA-based Paul McCarthy, will mark Khora Contemporary’s launch, part of this summer’s Faurschou Foundation presentation in Venice, during the 2017 Venice Biennale. Both artists can be seen to have pushed their ideas, and ultimately their practice, through their ground-breaking approach to the use of this fast-evolving medium.

 

Christian Lemmerz’s La Apparizione, produced earlier this year, aims to disrupt stereotypes of religious imagery, engaging the viewer in a discomforting, close-up experience with a burning corpse of Jesus Christ, which ‘rains’ embers. A ‘Bodybuilder’ Jesus first appeared in Lemmerz’s oeuvre in 2013 in sculpture form. Here, he comes alive in death, his rippling muscles writhing in agony, dripping golden blood into the physical space of the viewer. The aim of this VR work is to enhance the relationship the viewer forms with the imagery; its beauty, excess, death and pain.

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David Elia’s Showroom in Soho London

Brazilian artist David Elia has opened his own showroom in Lexington Street in Soho, London. David is already in The Francois Pinault Collection, Sir Elton John Collection, The Paula Cussi Collection, The MAD Museum of New York, The Musée des Arts Décoratifs and many other prominent collections.

Brazilian artist has also collaborated with Nodus Rugs for the Milan Design Week and will also be featured at the Arte Monte Carlo April 29th and 30th.

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“I feel that without cultural hybridization, the world we live in would not be anywhere near as interesting and integrated as it is today. By studying this phenomenon through iconography and material culture we can better understand how the melting pot of cultures from Europe, Africa and Asia shaped modern day Brazil as well as other countries worldwide.”

David Elia Design is located at 25 Lexington Street W1F 9AG
Monday through Friday 9am-6pm http://www.davidelia.com
Weekends by appointment : info@davidelia.com

Chasing Ghosts – A Polaroid Exhibition

Curious Duke Gallery in East London is showing the first UK solo show of Polaroid artist Andrew Millar.

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7th– 30th April 2016

173 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JT

Open Monday-Friday 11:30-6:30, Saturday 12-4

Nearest stations: Old Street (exit 6) and Barbican

Free

 

Mirò’s Studio

The Studio offered Mirò a working environment where his creativity could flow. When he closed the door behind him he knew he was cutting all contact with the outside world and entering into his own imaginary universe…a composition of Mediterranean light, colours and shapes.”

-Joan Punyet Mirò-

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Mirò‘s Studio in London, a reconstruction of the original studio owned by the Catalan painter in Mallorca. Enjoy the photo gallery…

Duke Street, 6, St. James’s, SW1Y 6BN London

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

At the V&A Museum an exhibition with 200 pairs of historic and contemporary shoes from around the world.

The exhibition, sponsored by Clarks, will be on until 31 January 2016

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/shoes-pleasure-and-pain/

Have a look at the gallery!

iVAMOS! Frida Kahlo Exhibition in Liverpool

A colorful and picturesque exhibition about Frida Kahlo is on at the Central Library in Liverpool.

Curator Deidré Guevara Gallegos said: “Frida and Me, is an exhibition-workshop based on the life and artwork of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, icon of modern art.

“Conceived by Centre Georges Pompidou of Paris together with the Government of Mexico, Frida and Me is a display of interactive devices where children, while playing, get involved in several notions of art.”

Frida and Me will run until January 3, 2016.

More information at: www.vamosfestival.com

 

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